Tag: Jose Tabata

Clement to AAA; Tabata and Lincoln joining the Pirates

The Pirates designated reliever Jack Taschner for assignment tonight, and optioned Jeff Clement to Triple-A Indianapolis. Taschner will be replaced by Brad Lincoln, but the second roster move will not be announced until Wednesday. There are unconfirmed rumblings that Jose Tabata will be the one promoted to Pittsburgh.

Are we rushing Tabata to Pittsburgh?

Jose TabataWhile Jose Tabata is certainly having an encouraging year at Indy, a .786 OPS at Triple-A should not be considered big numbers. He is hitting .316, but it is mostly empty batting average. Many fans expect him to be called up to Pittsburgh within a few weeks and inject some offense into the Pirates lineup. I just don’t see that happening.

When should the children arrive?

Brad LincolnOn Monday, Dejan reported that we might start seeing some Triple-A players arriving in Pittsburgh. So when should each player be promoted? Click here to find out when Pedro Alvarez, Jose Tabata, Brad Lincoln and Neil Walker should arrive in Pittsburgh.

Versatility should provide benefits

Andy LaRocheBetween Pittsburgh and Triple-A Indianapolis, the Pirates have a group of eight position players fighting for about five spots in the everyday lineup. Obviously, not all will pan out, but it is difficult to determine exactly which ones will succeed long-term. Luckily, each player comes with some versatility, which gives management some options when filling out a future lineup card.

Pirates cut Alvarez, Tabata

Dejan Kovacevic reports that the Pirates trimmed the roster to 49 this morning. Top prospects Pedro Alvarez and Jose Tabata were sent to...

Where is Jose Tabata’s power?

Jose Tabata shows a glimpse of his hidden power in today's batting practice session.

Top prospect lists

Baseball America and Project Prospect released their top 100 prospects lists today. See how the Pirates fared.

AFL video

I just stumbled upon some video from the Arizona Fall League, via John Sickels' website. This was posted back in November, but I...

Site Updates

Site Updates: The Pirates Prospects Player Pages Are a Useful Resource

This is just a reminder that we have a resource here that you may find useful from time to time.  We have pages for...